Tuesday, 18 November 2014

It's Beginning to look a lot like christmas



1). Candy Cane Lane Candle - Yankee Candle
2). Red and White Advent Calendar - John Lewis
3). White Christmas Wreath - Marks & Spencers
4). Metal Christmas Tree - John Lewis
5). Red Joy Sign - George at Asda
6). Silver Glitter Reindeer - Debenhams

I'm getting overly excited about christmas & i need to calm down, but i wont! I recently re-did my whole room and i'm now finally back in it, so this gives me a fab excuse to look at little christmas room decorations. Anything red, white or silver is clearly what i'm going for haha. My plan for this year is to cover my whole house with tacky (but amazing) xmas decs, as this xmas is the first without my dad I am going to make it as happy as I can for my family. What are you planning to decorate your house with?



Friday, 7 November 2014

Tutorial - Styling hair with extensions


What I used: Ariabeauty 32mm ceramic clipless curler* | Dreamstyle double drawn remy hair extensions - 18 inch* | 20 - 30 bobby pins | Toni&guy flat hairbrush | Lightweight hairspray

Here is my little hair tutorial on an easy way to style clip in hair extensions using a curling barrel(but can be used without extensions too!). I have been using this Ariabeauty clipless curler ever since I received it, it's officially the best one i've ever used (and i've used many) - this curler is best to use with extensions as it doesn't pull the clips out as you curl down, it's also fab for without extensions as it doesn't pull out your own hair as you just wrap it around.

1). Depending on how thick your hair is, separate your hair into 3-4 sections. Starting from the back use your second to biggest weft and clip it just under where the hair has been separated, leaving about an inch to half and inch from your scalp.

2). Once you've done the back extensions, clip the extensions with 2-3 clips on, on each side of your head, making sure it's an inch away from the front of your head as you don't want to see your hair clips (we ain't 15 year olds with extensions no more!).

3). When you've clipped in the amount of extensions you want in your hair, unwrap the top section and let it down to check you can't see any extension clips.

4). Tie that same section back up, this will be the portion of hair with the most volume to cover any wefts. Now grab your chosen curling wand and wrap the front part around the wand and hold for 30 seconds.

5). Once you've waited 30 seconds unravel the curl into your hand, holding it the same way it falls, as you want to wait for the curl to cool down.

6). Now swirl up the curl into the shape it's in and using a bobby-pin or a crocodile clip, clip it into place. (crocodile clips are preferable for this sort of style).

7). Once you have curled each section, unwrap the top section you had in a bun.

8). Using the curling wand wrap the top three sections away from the face. Curling the front bit of hair to the side where you want your parting to be.

9). Now un-clip every curl, starting from the curl you first started with, to the last.

10). Now brush out the curls using a flat brush. You can give the hair a little spray with hair spray to make sure everything stays in all day/or night. And you're done and ready to rock it!


Friday, 31 October 2014

Wrap Up Warm || Autumn Wishlist




1). Black and Beige Fringe Cape | 2). Purple/Pink Pleated Skirt | 3). Grey Oversized Cape | 4). Black Pleated Skirt | 5). Tweed Fur Trim Cape | 6). Long Diamond Cape

Here are my two FAVOURITE autumnal trends - Huge pleated midi skirts and capes! As Blue Vanilla do both i thought i'd make a little wishlist of my fav kinds and styles. Any Cape with a fur trim is so glam and perfect for A/W, not only that but cosy as anything. Now with these skirts they are perfect for my body shape as i have a small waist but a big butt and thighs this style hides my bad bits and adds to my ok bits. This material is also perfect for chrimbo parties. Don't forget i have a little code for you to get 20% off - graceandbraver20 lots of love to you all!


Saturday, 25 October 2014

Blue Vanilla Shaggy Jacket



Hat: Topshop || Shaggy jacket: Blue Vanilla* || Tshirt: Topshop || Jeans: ASOS || Boots: Newlook || Bag: Celine Replica

Keeping it simple. This is the lil outfit i wore to see gone girl (the film that F'd me up so much haha) this outfits all about my new shaggy grey jacket from Blue Vanilla, they've opened their new site recently which i absolutely love. This jacket is great to throw over a simple outfit to make it look more chic, not only that it's the cosiest thing ever! It's £30, which i think is so worth it considering other fur jackets can be £50+. I have a special 20% off everything code especially for you as well - graceandbraver20 - maybe we can all have matching jackets!!



I coupled the jacket with a simple topshop tee tied at the waist with the rest of the outfit being black..my favourite colour! Keeping it simple is the best way to team fur anything, it gives it the best effect!

Monday, 20 October 2014

These are a few of my favourite things



I received the cutest phone case by Fifi Lapin from the wonderful Iconemesis* I want every single iphone case on their website, especially all the Fifi Lapin ones. I chose this one as it was two of my favourite things combined - bunnies and tea! I definitely will be buying more cases from Iconemesis, i have a bit of an iphone case addiction..



Who doesn't love Mulberry. That isn't even a question, we all know everyone does, even if it does take a year to save for one of their bags! Here is our bayswater bag - i say "our" as it's actually my sisters, but i have now claimed it as both of ours..sorry phoebe! i can't express how much i also want to own the Del Rey in every colour, one day grace one day.



Little daily reminders. I feel no matter how tough life might be treating you, you need to get up and face the day with as much sass as possible. Through all the crappy times everyone may be going through always remember, no matter what, you will always have someone who will help you get through anything. Family for me is what is most important, I wouldn't be anywhere without them and i wouldn't mind having nothing as long as i had them. So please, how ever bad things may be, or how ever bad things may get, remember the good things in your life and remember to smile.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Keeping it Co-Ord







i'm absolutely appalling at getting my outfit posts up at the best of times, but as my drafts deleted all my posts it's even worse! but anyway, it's sorted so here i am back in action!

My blog is going to end up being just co-ords soon, i'm obsessed! If only i had the figure for them i'd wear them all the time. here is my most favourite co-ord i've ever seen, by the absolute babes at rare london, it fits like a glove and is super comfy too. I'm in love with anything white and lacy so this is right up my street. here's the type of outfit i will be wearing on mine and my boyfriends 1 year anniversary. This scuba dusty pink coat is perfect and super versatile, and not heavy at all, not only that pastels are in for A/w so this is the one! Pairing pink and white is now officially my favourite pairing, i feel like a wonderful ice-cream.


Thursday, 11 September 2014

Going Co-ord crazy



We're all going a little coordination crazy atm, whether it's a midi skirt teamed with a matching crop top, or shorts with a matching tee, the co-ord is still going strong! As the trend is here to stay this autumn, here's a collect of my favourite types of co-ords and patterns to boot. I'm loving cut out details at the moment so these white ones are my favourites. Especially the ones with white pearl embellishments over the top of the material (heart eyes!). 





You can view my favourite Co-ords here from Ark Clothing to see these ones in action.


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

It's Beginning to look a lot like christmas



1). Candy Cane Lane Candle - Yankee Candle
2). Red and White Advent Calendar - John Lewis
3). White Christmas Wreath - Marks & Spencers
4). Metal Christmas Tree - John Lewis
5). Red Joy Sign - George at Asda
6). Silver Glitter Reindeer - Debenhams

I'm getting overly excited about christmas & i need to calm down, but i wont! I recently re-did my whole room and i'm now finally back in it, so this gives me a fab excuse to look at little christmas room decorations. Anything red, white or silver is clearly what i'm going for haha. My plan for this year is to cover my whole house with tacky (but amazing) xmas decs, as this xmas is the first without my dad I am going to make it as happy as I can for my family. What are you planning to decorate your house with?



Friday, 7 November 2014

Tutorial - Styling hair with extensions


What I used: Ariabeauty 32mm ceramic clipless curler* | Dreamstyle double drawn remy hair extensions - 18 inch* | 20 - 30 bobby pins | Toni&guy flat hairbrush | Lightweight hairspray

Here is my little hair tutorial on an easy way to style clip in hair extensions using a curling barrel(but can be used without extensions too!). I have been using this Ariabeauty clipless curler ever since I received it, it's officially the best one i've ever used (and i've used many) - this curler is best to use with extensions as it doesn't pull the clips out as you curl down, it's also fab for without extensions as it doesn't pull out your own hair as you just wrap it around.

1). Depending on how thick your hair is, separate your hair into 3-4 sections. Starting from the back use your second to biggest weft and clip it just under where the hair has been separated, leaving about an inch to half and inch from your scalp.

2). Once you've done the back extensions, clip the extensions with 2-3 clips on, on each side of your head, making sure it's an inch away from the front of your head as you don't want to see your hair clips (we ain't 15 year olds with extensions no more!).

3). When you've clipped in the amount of extensions you want in your hair, unwrap the top section and let it down to check you can't see any extension clips.

4). Tie that same section back up, this will be the portion of hair with the most volume to cover any wefts. Now grab your chosen curling wand and wrap the front part around the wand and hold for 30 seconds.

5). Once you've waited 30 seconds unravel the curl into your hand, holding it the same way it falls, as you want to wait for the curl to cool down.

6). Now swirl up the curl into the shape it's in and using a bobby-pin or a crocodile clip, clip it into place. (crocodile clips are preferable for this sort of style).

7). Once you have curled each section, unwrap the top section you had in a bun.

8). Using the curling wand wrap the top three sections away from the face. Curling the front bit of hair to the side where you want your parting to be.

9). Now un-clip every curl, starting from the curl you first started with, to the last.

10). Now brush out the curls using a flat brush. You can give the hair a little spray with hair spray to make sure everything stays in all day/or night. And you're done and ready to rock it!


Friday, 31 October 2014

Wrap Up Warm || Autumn Wishlist




1). Black and Beige Fringe Cape | 2). Purple/Pink Pleated Skirt | 3). Grey Oversized Cape | 4). Black Pleated Skirt | 5). Tweed Fur Trim Cape | 6). Long Diamond Cape

Here are my two FAVOURITE autumnal trends - Huge pleated midi skirts and capes! As Blue Vanilla do both i thought i'd make a little wishlist of my fav kinds and styles. Any Cape with a fur trim is so glam and perfect for A/W, not only that but cosy as anything. Now with these skirts they are perfect for my body shape as i have a small waist but a big butt and thighs this style hides my bad bits and adds to my ok bits. This material is also perfect for chrimbo parties. Don't forget i have a little code for you to get 20% off - graceandbraver20 lots of love to you all!


Saturday, 25 October 2014

Blue Vanilla Shaggy Jacket



Hat: Topshop || Shaggy jacket: Blue Vanilla* || Tshirt: Topshop || Jeans: ASOS || Boots: Newlook || Bag: Celine Replica

Keeping it simple. This is the lil outfit i wore to see gone girl (the film that F'd me up so much haha) this outfits all about my new shaggy grey jacket from Blue Vanilla, they've opened their new site recently which i absolutely love. This jacket is great to throw over a simple outfit to make it look more chic, not only that it's the cosiest thing ever! It's £30, which i think is so worth it considering other fur jackets can be £50+. I have a special 20% off everything code especially for you as well - graceandbraver20 - maybe we can all have matching jackets!!



I coupled the jacket with a simple topshop tee tied at the waist with the rest of the outfit being black..my favourite colour! Keeping it simple is the best way to team fur anything, it gives it the best effect!

Monday, 20 October 2014

These are a few of my favourite things



I received the cutest phone case by Fifi Lapin from the wonderful Iconemesis* I want every single iphone case on their website, especially all the Fifi Lapin ones. I chose this one as it was two of my favourite things combined - bunnies and tea! I definitely will be buying more cases from Iconemesis, i have a bit of an iphone case addiction..



Who doesn't love Mulberry. That isn't even a question, we all know everyone does, even if it does take a year to save for one of their bags! Here is our bayswater bag - i say "our" as it's actually my sisters, but i have now claimed it as both of ours..sorry phoebe! i can't express how much i also want to own the Del Rey in every colour, one day grace one day.



Little daily reminders. I feel no matter how tough life might be treating you, you need to get up and face the day with as much sass as possible. Through all the crappy times everyone may be going through always remember, no matter what, you will always have someone who will help you get through anything. Family for me is what is most important, I wouldn't be anywhere without them and i wouldn't mind having nothing as long as i had them. So please, how ever bad things may be, or how ever bad things may get, remember the good things in your life and remember to smile.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Keeping it Co-Ord







i'm absolutely appalling at getting my outfit posts up at the best of times, but as my drafts deleted all my posts it's even worse! but anyway, it's sorted so here i am back in action!

My blog is going to end up being just co-ords soon, i'm obsessed! If only i had the figure for them i'd wear them all the time. here is my most favourite co-ord i've ever seen, by the absolute babes at rare london, it fits like a glove and is super comfy too. I'm in love with anything white and lacy so this is right up my street. here's the type of outfit i will be wearing on mine and my boyfriends 1 year anniversary. This scuba dusty pink coat is perfect and super versatile, and not heavy at all, not only that pastels are in for A/w so this is the one! Pairing pink and white is now officially my favourite pairing, i feel like a wonderful ice-cream.


Thursday, 11 September 2014

Going Co-ord crazy



We're all going a little coordination crazy atm, whether it's a midi skirt teamed with a matching crop top, or shorts with a matching tee, the co-ord is still going strong! As the trend is here to stay this autumn, here's a collect of my favourite types of co-ords and patterns to boot. I'm loving cut out details at the moment so these white ones are my favourites. Especially the ones with white pearl embellishments over the top of the material (heart eyes!). 





You can view my favourite Co-ords here from Ark Clothing to see these ones in action.